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Compared to Wishlist Survey 2019, when will the global signature? Face-grin.svg Best regards. —Eihel (talk) 23:28, 1 September 2019 (UTC)

The Community Tech handles most of the wishes. Considering that many wishes haven't been granted yet, it may take a while to get the global signature. We might get an accurate date by asking a member of the tech team or other product team. Esteban16 (talk) 00:00, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Txs Esteban16Eihel (talk) 11:22, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
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"Contact Us"

According to Privacy policy, "If you have questions or suggestions about this Privacy Policy, or the information collected under this Privacy Policy, please email us at privacy@wikimedia.org or contact us directly"

First mail sent on August 16th: no answer.

Second mail sent on August 21th: no answer.

Third mail sent on August 27th: no answer.

This is a joke, isn't it? --Discasto (talk) 12:49, 4 September 2019 (UTC)

I'd try legal@wikimedia.org, maybe it's more frequently checked. You should also consider your whether question/suggestion really needs response. Some suggestion don't need answer and some questions have been already answered in the document and elsewhere. –Ammarpad (talk) 16:10, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Hi @Discasto: back when Michelle Paulson was in charge of WMF Legal, I could mostly rely on getting responses to emails that I sent to legal@, but those days have long passed and I've now come to expect that emails that I send there will be ignored. If you want to escalate this you might try leaving a note on the talk page of MDennis (WMF). ↠Pine () 05:45, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
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For how long esams.wikimedia.org is expected to be down?

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How serious is damage to it? And are Ashburn servers capable to cope with increased load? It would be nice to see some communication from responsible people. I’m sure not all technicians and management are now busy trying to revive the Amsterdam base.

By the way, I currently have to switch to Ashburn (text-lb.eqiad.wikimedia.org) via iptables because—in Europe—dyna.wikimedia.org resolves to text-lb.esams.wikimedia.org which is dead. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 19:30, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Found myself a page https://grafana.wikimedia.org/d/000000330/varnish-machine-stats?from=1567786000000&to=1567894000000&var-datasource=esams%20prometheus%2Fops&var-cluster=bastion&var-instance=All&orgId=1 – it would be interesting to know what is “tcp_incsumerror”. Likely something bad with TCP checksums which suggests a broken network hardware. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 22:07, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

It's not a matter of "load" in the typical sense, it's a confirmed DDoS. Moving the traffic elsewhere doesn't necessarily help. Live updates are as usual on the #wikimedia-tech IRC channel and at some point the confirmed facts about the incident will be on wikitech:Incident documentation. Meanwhile we can play with Wikimedia servers' wikitech:Network_monitoring but if the thing had a simple explanation it would be already solved. Nemo 22:16, 6 September 2019 (UTC)

Are other Internet properties attacked as well? A list of those suffering attacks may help to guess who ordered it. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 05:18, 7 September 2019 (UTC)

By the way: https://wikimediafoundation.org/news/2019/09/07/malicious-attack-on-wikipedia-what-we-know-and-what-were-doing/ Nemo 09:12, 7 September 2019 (UTC)
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